HPCS Weekly News – November 29, 2016

Upcoming Events

A Christmas Carol

If you are still hoping to secure a ticket to the Panther Players performance of A Christmas Carol, stop by the Main Building (M Building) either before or after school. The drama department will be selling tickets by the offices from 8:00-8:30 a.m. and 3:15-3:45 p.m. Any seats available after Wednesday will be sold five minutes prior to the performance on a first-come first-serve basis.

Festival of Trees

HPCS is decorating a Christmas tree at the Hyatt! The St. Francis Festival of Trees will be held at the Downtown Hyatt from December 1 through December 28, and will be showcasing Christmas trees from area businesses. Mrs. Panosian and her art classes have worked hard to design and decorate the HP tree, so we invite families to visit the Festival and locate the HP tree on the second floor!

SCACS Fine Arts and Academic Testing Registration Deadline – Friday, December 2

The deadline for registering for Fine Arts or Academic Testing is Friday, December 2. Click the link to register for the following:

  • Music – All categories for grades 1-12 should register on-line.
  • Academic Testing – Students in grades 3-6 will be selected by teachers based on academics. Students in grades 7-12 should register on-line.
  • Art – Students taking art have received information. Students who do not take art are welcome to participate. Art information can be located on RenWeb under Resource Documents or students may contact Mrs. Panosian or Mrs. Dye.
  • Registration Deadline – Friday, December 2.

Technology Giveaway

Hampton Park has older technological equipment that will be made available to our school families. Please plan to visit our “Technology Giveaway” in M-118 (Library Reference Room) on Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. All items are free, but donations are appreciated (all proceeds will be directed to the Proclamation Project Fund).

Christmas Programs

Our Christmas Programs will be held on December 8 (Upper School), December 13 (Lower School Grades 3-6), and December 15 (Lower School Grades K4-2). Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

  • Lower School Dress Guidelines
    • Girls should wear Christmas dresses or outfits (skirts/tops) with dress shoes (No tennis shoes).
    • Boys should wear dark pants, long-sleeved dress shirts or sweaters, and dress shoes (No tennis shoes).
  • Upper School Dress Guidelines
    • 7th-8th Grade Girls: Dark (preferably black) long maxi skirts with any top/sweater, dark tights/hose, and dress shoes.
    • 7th-8th Grade Boys: Black pants (with black belt), tie, black socks and shoes, white long-sleeved dress shirt.
    • 9th-12th Grade Girls: Choir dress with black tights/hose, and black shoes. Long black skirts and black tops may be worn ONLY if you do not yet own the choir dress.
    • 9th-12th Grade Boys: Black pants (with black belt), black bow tie, black vest, black socks and shoes, and white long-sleeved dress shirt or tux shirt.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, November 29

  • MS Girls @ Oakwood 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Oakwood 5:00
  • V Girls @ Oakwood 6:15
  • JV Boys vs. Walnut Grove 4:30
  • V Boys vs. Walnut Grove 5:30


Monday, December 5

  • MS Girls @ Christ Church 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Christ Church 5:00

Tuesday, December 6

  • MS Girls vs. Prince of Peace 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Prince of Peace 5:00
  • V Girls @ Carolina Day 5:00
  • V Boys @ Carolina Day 6:30

Panther Passes

Panther Passes are FREE and available in the office. HP Parents and grandparents can use the Panther Pass for access to all regular-season home games.

General Announcements

Lowes Food Card

Hampton Park is now enrolled in the Lowes Food program for schools. You must first have a Lowes Food Card. To register that card, go to www.lowesfoods.com and select “Rewards” and then “Back2Schools.” Under the “Cart to Class” tab, click on the “link your school to your card” and enroll. From here, you will enter your card information and choose HP form a pull down menu. Thanks for your participation in these programs that can benefit our school!

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following students!

  • Level I (Grades 2-3)
    • 1st place – Shannah Lin
    • 2nd place – Aaron Priest
    • Alternate – Andrew Scelsi
  • Level II (Grades 4-6)
    • 1st place – Sandra Cash
    • 2nd place – Hailee Driskill
    • Alternate – Alex Cochrane

Moms in Prayer

Due to rehearsal for the upcoming Christmas programs, Moms in Prayer will be meeting in the Parlor. If you have not had a chance to join the Moms in Prayer, please consider attending. The ladies meet every Tuesday from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 11/30Thursday, 12/1Friday, 12/2Monday, 12/5Tuesday, 12/6
Meatball subs, potato chips, saladBacon or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSloppy joes, baked beans, potato chips, chocolate chip cookieChicken sandwich, French fries, salad, fruitCreamy turkey or chicken bowtie noodle soup, salad, dessert


Looking Ahead



December 1Voice Run-off (Grades 4-6)
December 1Drama Production (7 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
December 2Drama Production (7 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
December 2Fine Arts On-line Registration Deadline
December 3Drama Production (2 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
December 6Upper School Speech Run-off
December 8Upper School Christmas Program (7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 13Lower School Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 14-16Upper School Exams
December 14-15Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.
December 15Lower School Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 16Lower School Carol Sing (9 a.m. Main Auditorium)
December 16Early Dismissal – 11 a.m. (No child care)
January 3School Resumes
January 6Geography Bee
January 9End of 2nd Grading Period
January 10Second Semester Begins
January 11-13Art Contests
January 12Instrumental Solos and Ensembles Run-offs
January 13Report Cards
January 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 20Lower School Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 23-27Spirit Week
January 26Upper School Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 26Upper School Voice Solo Run-offs
January 27Homecoming
August 10First Day of School – 2017-2018 School Year




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